Scholar is a Los Angeles-based brand specializing in bags that combine luxury & utility. Seems like a good formula. Clean, classic packs, duffels, and totes handmade in America with premium leathers.
This is the most successful bag in the history of Kickstarter. $1.3 million raised & that’s because Peak Designs has a knack for improving on existing products. Designed by internet photo guru Trey Ratcliff, the Everyday Messenger Camera Bag converts easily from camera bag to messenger bag & back and features only premium materials from top to bottom.
This weekend-size travel bag from Russia’s Ural Motorcycles is built to handle the rigors of the road: rain, dust, dirt, and bug spatter. Made of 20 oz. M35 military tarpaulin, it is waterproof & tear resistant, featuring all metal hardware, YKK zippers & a 4-point anchor system for lashing it to your bike. Made in the USA.
Droplet is an ultra compact bag that’s small enough to carry on your keychain. It expands to 3-liters and is fully waterproof. Carry your swimsuit, swampy gym clothes, & about a million other things you want to keep separated from the dry stuff.
Tumi’s new Vapor Lite Series is the brand’s lightest hardside travel collection. The locking 4-wheeled cases achieve their weight & strength with the use of a multi-layer polycarbonate alloy that is more durable than standard polycarbonate construction.
There’s no shortage of vintage-inspired knapsacks & daypacks on the market but Ogden Made’s Two Bit Klettersack stands out with high-quality American-made construction & a warranty that offers free lifetime repair/replacement. This pack is made of tough 1000D Cordura & features a side-entry laptop sleeve and an internal pod for camera gear.
Based on the time-tested design of the classic military carryall, the Gunnar Duffle from Georgia-based Go Forth Goods, is large enough for a weekend escape. Rendered in full grain waxed leather, it features a 10-oz. adjustable leather strap and metal hardware. Handmade in America.
Travelers can be divided into roughly two groups: unpackers and those who prefer to plow through the bag. The ShelfPack splits the difference, allowing you to keep your clothes in the bag but also providing shelves for organization like no other. This spacious roller has 4 integrated, retractable shelves to keep everything sorted and 3 spacious exterior pouches give you easy access to your smaller stuff.
The Hobo Roll is not your standard stuff sack. With 5 internal compartments and 2 compression straps to condense your cargo, it makes a perfect packing organizer for all sorts of items and can double as a spare carry-on for the extra stuff you bring home from your adventures.
Colorado-based Wolf Hill creates durable, classic bags, leather goods & accessories that are handmade using the best in traditional materials & construction. Wallets, totes, backpacks, belts & more, all made in the USA.